Ebenezer Record Book, 1754-1781

Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Effingham, Georgia, More Commonly Known as Ebenezer Church


Author: Jones, George F., Sheryl Exley
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 187 pp.
ISBN: 9780806320199


Taken from a register begun in 1754, these records report the births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in the congregation of Jerusalem Church at Ebenezer, a church founded by religious exiles from Salzburg, Austria, who settled in Georgia. The previous edition of the register upon which this work is based proved to be so deficient in matters relating to the deciphering of names that Prof. Jones and Ms. Exley determined on a new translation. Gone now are the mis-readings of surnames, the Anglicization of given names, and the spurious families mistakenly created in the earlier edition. As a bonus, Jones and Exley have inserted the identity of the Salzburger’s German town of origin, where known, and added a Genealogical Index in excess of 3,500 names.

Researchers should note that by 1754 many of the original Salzburgers had died and the survivors had been joined by Swiss, Palatines, and Swabians, who, through the course of intermarriage, were absorbed by and referred to as Salzburgers.

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